How to Ace a Job Interview

You just got that call inviting you in for an interview. You have a range of emotions (excitement, nervousness, desire, etc.). You might say to yourself, “Now what? How do I nail this interview?” Well, there are several things you may want to consider before you show up.   

Believe it or not, your next potential employer will pay attention to your attire. What you wear and how you wear it may say more about you than you realize. So, dig into your closet and find something that make you feel confident and secure. Dress for Success in the Twin Cities can help women seeking work to find business attire. Ready for Success helps men and women acquire professional work attire and accessories. If you are living in a shelter and have found employment, Small Sums in Saint Paul can help you to access work clothes, shoes, trade tools, and bus passes.

Not only will your potential employer pay attention to what you wear but also your posture will speak to them. It’s important that you are mindful of your body language when speaking at your interview. You want  to present the “whole” package as much as possible. That includes your word choice. It may prove beneficial to try some practice questions and answers before you head off to your next interview. This may help you get comfortable with talking about yourself in ways to which you may not be accustomed. Help yourself to some of these other resources aimed at providing suggestions and tips for your next interview.

Career Labs provide workforce services and support to Saint Paul residents as they seek employment, build career skills, and navigate career transitions. This partnership is part of Ramsey County’s efforts to deliver COVID-19 workforce relief programs, funded by the CARES Act. Call 651-793-1699 to make a reservation. More information is available at sppl.org/career-labs.

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